The United Nations says the conflict in Ukraine poses an immediate and growing threat to the lives and well-being of 7.5 million children in the country. As the fighting intensifies, humanitarian needs are increasing by the hour. Meanwhile, UNICEF says on its website that children have been killed and children injured. As the number of refugees continues to rise, half a million children have fled Ukraine to neighboring countries.
“We must protect all children in Ukraine. Now. They want peace. ” This was stated by employees of voluntary organizations working 24 hours a day for children in Ukraine.
The last eight years of conflict in eastern Ukraine have inflicted deep and lasting damage on children on both sides of the border. Now that grief has spread across the country. Hundreds of thousands of people are without access to safe water or electricity due to damage to infrastructure and many are unable to access health care. UNICEF is partnering with partners to provide essential humanitarian supplies and reach vulnerable children and families with essential services including health, education, safety, water and sanitation.
UNICEF helps children and families in Ukraine.
UNICEF is working around the clock to expand life-saving programs for children.
Accelerate efforts to meet critical and escalating needs for safe water, health care, education and security.
Essential Humanitarian Supply – On March 5, the first humanitarian team arrived in western Ukraine, from UNICEF’s Global Supply and Supply Center in Copenhagen, to ensure that health workers have the critical health needs of children and families, including personal protective equipment to protect against COVID-19. when. Urgently needed medical supplies, including medicines and first aid kits.
Working with municipal councils to ensure immediate assistance to children and families in need.
Support mobile teams providing child care services and psychosocial care to children traumatized by chronic insecurity.
Continue efforts to respond to the spread of COVID-19, including working with municipalities to increase COVID-19 vaccination rates, and to strengthen awareness and capacity building efforts.
They are doing the work 24 hours a day.